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Hi, new user


Hi all, just discovered this & wanted to introduce myself.

I’m Simon, my wife is Mandy.

Mandy underwent a craniotomy to clip an Unruptured bilobed aneurysm on her left middle cerebral artery on the 15th May of this year - it was a difficult surgery & she suffered a lacuner stroke 2 days post op developing dysphasia progressing to aphasia.

A further 3 days on and her speech slowly returned.

Mandy had her post op clinic appointment on the 9th July where she complained of a fair bit of tenderness to the Scar & surrounding area along with a little clear discharge from parts of the scar.

A swab revealed some bugs (doctors words)

Mandy is due back at hospital on the 18th July in the day surgery unit for them to take a closer look.

This week Mandy has suffered 1 strong headache with vomiting and has complained of pain in her jaw on the opposite side of her operation.

She is not sleeping very well and has complained of feeling sick on one other occasion.

Has anyone else experienced similar?

My anxiety is peaking with worry.

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So sorry no one was able to reply. I hope you are both doing better.

in reply to mariamou

Hi Mariamou,

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

Both doing loads better, thank you.

Mandy attended clinic on Wednesday just gone and they are more than happy with how she is recovering, they took a closer look at her scar and have said there is nothing that concerns them, no additional scabbing of the wound or puss and all looks very clean, so no antibiotics have been prescribed.

After we received the phone call, I guess we both (only naturally) assumed the worst and over thought things.

Mandy has recovered so well it’s sometimes hard to remember that she had major surgery only 2 months ago and these things take time.

After investigation 3 doctors found no connection to her pain in her jaw and the operation, Mandy is a teeth grinder in her sleep and has inflamed her temporomandibular joint in her jaw & broken a tooth.

Kind regards


Not able to help with the query but do want you know that you are in our thoughts and lots of possitive messages being sent. So hope things get better for Mandy and that you are ok?

in reply to Deeday67

Hi Deeday67,

Thank you for your heartfelt wishes.

I am a hell of a lot better than I was thanks, every day is a learning process.

So pleased that things are looking up and that you are getting some answers to your worries. It's human nature to think the worst but hopefully as time goes by you will both feel more confident. Best wishes to you both.

Hi Simon, glad to hear Wendy is doing better. Hope she’s goes from strength to strength and you both enjoy this lovely weather together. Hard bit done now (hopefully).